Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) National Sorority is often referred to as the first multicultural lesbian sorority. However, our organization is home to siblings of all sexualities and gender identities outside of cis men. GRL is the first all-inclusive, college-based sorority with chapters throughout the United States. We are a young sorority and are slowly expanding our membership and chapters. For more information about our current chapters and colonies, please check out their individual pages under the “Chapters” tab.
Gamma Rho Lambda’s goal is to provide the infrastructure necessary for their chapters, colonies, and members to grow and prosper.
GRL is always looking for new members to join their existing chapters and enthusiastic students to start chapters on their own campuses. GRL also welcomes community members in support of their mission and goals.
Gamma Rho Lambda, Alpha Chapter, was founded in the Fall of 2003 by 12 original members at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The multicultural sorority was originally established as a social support system for lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and alternative lifestyle-friendly female students. Embodying an open and diverse environment for all of its members, the sorority strove to break down barriers between the LGBTQI* community and the greater community.
In 2005, Gamma Rho Lambda began the daunting task of expanding nationally, as Alpha Chapter had been approached by several interested women on other campuses in the United States. Over the course of the next year, Gamma Rho Lambda worked to expand to these campuses, functioning in a local and national capacity at the same time.
In 2006, with enough alumni members to support a National Council, Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority became independent of Alpha Chapter. Since then, Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority has been working not only on expansion, but also adjusting to the needs of our chapters and members, establishing a Foundation, and bettering the community overall through these efforts.
Shortly afterwards, the organization opened up its membership to include becoming a social support system for multicultural cis and trans women, trans men and gender-variant students of all sexualities, as well as LGBTQI* ally female students. The need for diversity and inclusion expanded across several realms of the organization, and Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority continues to be dedicated to meeting the needs of our members with regards to inclusivity and diversity.